New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Saturdays 11AM-12PM

New Beginnings focuses on Baby Boomers and those who care for them. You’ll find that Boomer needs are not all that different from everyone else's. The difference is that there are 78 million Baby Boomers in America! Host Freddie Bell and key partner Joe McKenzie, the principle of Ripple Connects, visit with guests with insights on housing, finance, fitness, employment, and entertainment.

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Pathways to a Second Career

Freddie Bell talks with Elizabeth Ebot, the Vaccine Outreach Director to Minnesota’s Covid Vaccine Response Team. We learn about the Vaccine Connector. Joe McKenzie of Ripple Connects shares various pathways to a second career. Special thanks to AARP Twin Cities, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and Unity South Twin Cities.

Engaging Your Professional Network

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has served as the Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases since 1984, joins Freddie Bell on New Beginnings this week. Co-host Joe McKenize talks about engaging your professional network to enhance your career. It’s the start of tax time and Freddie has some important information. We acknowledge…

Health Insurance and Health Equity

New Beginnings welcomes Reneka Evans, who is the Lead COVID-19 Health Program Rep., Senior for the LGBTQ community. Reneka is currently working with the Minnesota Department of Health to close the gap between health injustice and health equity. Reneka’s goal is to fight tirelessly against COVID-19. Lynn Bahta is a public health nurse at the…

Fighting the Virus

Dr. Michael Osterholm, Epidemiologist, and former member of the President Elects Coronavirus Transition Taskforce talks with Freddie Bell about fighting the virus and the effectiveness of vaccines in select communities. Joe McKenzie of Ripple Connects shares why volunteering is more important now than ever.

Recharge Your Career

Sometimes we need a jump-start in our careers. Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie share strategies we can use to recharge going into the new year. We also learn about a comprehensive strategy to vaccinate seniors against COVID-19 living in Minneapolis Public Housing Authority facilities. Freddie talks with Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and…

The Vaccine Rollout

Lynn Bahta is a public health nurse at the Minnesota Department of Health. As a vaccine expert, she is sharing information about a vaccine program launched this week. Shirlynn LaChapelle, of the Minnesota Black Nurses Association, and Yolanda Adams Lee are working together to help Minnesotans manage their health during COVID-19. They talked about their…

Managing Your Health

Shirlynn LaChapelle, of the Minnesota Black Nurses Association, and Yolanda Adams Lee are working together to help Minnesotans manage their health during COVID 19. They talked about their efforts with Freddie Bell. New Beginnings was also on location at a COVID 19 testing site in St. Paul. There, Freddie Bell learned of new advances in…

Vaccine Distribution and Safety

Medicaid Medical Director, Dr. Nathan Chomilo, from the Minnesota Department of Health appears this week discussing vaccine distribution and its relative safety. Freddie Bell also discusses Aging in Place and reviews Online Etiquette with Joe McKenzie of Ripple Connects. New Beginnings also acknowledges AARP Twin Cites, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, West Metro…

Reducing Holiday Debt

As we kick off the new year, Freddie Bell shares ideas on how to reduce holiday debt. Joe McKenzie, our Career Expert and founder of Ripple Connects, talks about the benefits of job sharing. We also hear from Kitty Harris of the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, West Metro Hypnosis, who helps us to…

Understanding Mental Health

Anna Lynn is the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator at the MN Department of Health. She works on changing the conversation and understanding about mental health, to help us understand it as more than the absence of illness. She also works to create opportunities for communities to promote mental well-being across a range of domains-from social…